Putting in a new Door: all in the detail

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Preparing a door for hanging takes many small steps; each needs to be done with care and precision. These pictures show Eoin preparing a door to hang in a frame built by John, in Baurisheen, Oughterard.

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The bare door ready for its makeover
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Getting an initial level
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A Trend Hinge Jig is a great tool to get consistent hinge placements
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Using the Hinge Jig
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Neat finish, corners punched in with another Trend tool
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Time to attach a hinge
Hinge on, ready to hang
Hinge on, ready to hang
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Sanding down the door edge
Now the lock/handle, and another great little Trend jig
Now the lock/handle, and another great little Trend jig
Cutting out the hole for the lock
Cutting out the hole for the lock
Using a jig allows for consistency and speed, though we can do this with a chisel too!
Using a jig allows for consistency and speed, though we can do this with a chisel too!
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Another neat job
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Drilling holes for the lock/handles
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A little tap with the hammer to get it in place
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Lock and Handle seem nicely positioned with no play in any direction
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Time to hang the new door in John’s freshly-made frame
finished door Finished door, only six more to go!
Finished door, only six more to go!
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The new door swings well and fits the frame perfectly

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